Australian Open glance

Australian Open glance
January 24, 2013, 6:41 am
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A look at the 11th day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Thursday:

WEATHER: Mostly sunny, high of 97. Friday Forecast: chance of showers, high of 84.

ATTENDANCE: Day session: 16,192. Night: 15,305. Total: 31,497.

WINNERS: Semifinals: Men's singles: No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Women's singles: No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, No. 6 Li Na. Men's doubles semifinals: No. 1 Bob and Mike Bryan, and Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands.

LOSERS: Men's singles: No. 4 David Ferrer. Women's singles: No. 2 Maria Sharapova, No. 29 Sloane Stephens.

STAT OF THE DAY: 7 - number of points lost in Djokovic's 11 service games in his dominating win over Ferrer.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ``I almost did the choke of the yea.r'' - Azarenka after wasting five match points before breaking Stephens in the following game to win the match.

PLAYING FRIDAY: Men's singles semifinal: No. 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 3 Andy Murray; Women's doubles final: No. 1 Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, Italy, vs. Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua, Australia.